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Today's FREE video is a short mantra practice: Ahum Prema  I Am Divine Love 





Hello Beautiful Soul,
   How are you today?

    I write to you today with a full heart :)

Yes, times have been rather crazy.
Yes, the shockwaves of everything we have been going through are still a-rumbling through us all.
But yes, the world is still a beautiful place despite all of its many challenges and imperfections.

  I am really feeling how the simple things make all the difference. If we make the intension we can relish the beauty of the tree outside the window, the comfort of our pets, the cup of tea in our hands and empower this gratitude in our hearts to uplift us.  We can remember all the things that are good in our lives, give thanks for these myriad blessings that are often an overlooked part of the day and acknowledge the boundaryless love that unites us to each other; brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons and friends.

    This week I feel huge gratitude for the people in my l…
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Remeber who you are!

This weeks Free Mantra Video HERE


Hello beautiful soul,     How are you today? 
    So the story goes on. The massive uncertainty continues and just when we think we have a handle on what's what, then it changes all over again! 

   I write this today bringing a reminder (to myself as much as to you!) to breathe deep. To keep your heart open and to remember who you are
   Life will always provide us with challenges- with wanted and unwanted change but the invitation is always to use it as grist for the mill- To use each new challenge to remove that which you aren't so that you might experience that which you are.  Yoga teaches us that underneath the stress, the struggles and the stories there is a part of you watching it all unfold- this is often referred to as 'the witness'. 
   Within all the main schools of Eastern philosophy, much attention is given to this witness. 
We can observe many activities arising from us... but we are not the things that we do.  We can observe ma…

Finding Ways to Relax

(Picture taken at Avlaki Beach - Corfu) Latest yoga video- a yin yoga practice to help you de-stress:  15 min Yin Yoga Melt


Hello Beautiful Soul,

          How are you today? 

 For me this week has brought with it a gentler flow- Here on beautiful Corfu Island, the lockdown is beginning to lift, bringing with it chances to explore new beaches, get out into the warm, stunning nature, and to reconnect with friends. 

What a huge relief this is- Words cannot express my gratitude that I am able to enjoy this!

 A wonderful online sharing circle with another group of friends brought me windows into many other peoples realities.  This is such a full time right now and all the emotions possible seem to be playing out. Love, Gratitude, Grief, Boredom, Confusion, Overwhelm, Humour, Compassion and so many other emotional states seem to be in and around us all at the moment. I hope that you are finding your way through it all in a way that is bringing you growth and truth. 

Take a moment to consider:
What…

Acceptance, Compassion and Humility :)

This week's video: Yin Yoga Chill  HERE!

Hi there!

  How are you today?    What has this week brought you?    Are you doing well... or toughing it out? 
   What a combination of experiences life can bring! 
For me this week has brought a mixture of beauty, reflection, harmony, dissonance, relaxation and anxiety. It has felt very full! All the richness of life has been here with all the 'ahhhs' and all the 'ouch's' :) 
 I once again reflect upon the importance of acceptance. Acceptance of the external things that happen to us-  both good and bad. And also acceptance of ourselves both good and bad, just the way we are, right now. This can be a tough one as the temptation is there to always be 'moving things forward' and yet, of course, this can never happen from any place but where one is right now!
  Another re-occurring theme is compassion. The importance of wishing well for others, taking the time to understand the many different places we all come fro…

We Are All Connected :)

"Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me." -Thich Nhat Hanh



Hello my friend,  How are you?
      For me, time seems to be flying by despite the lockdown, and this week has felt a little different... Somewhere deep inside me is a real feeling of hope. Afeeling that none of our upheaval, change, grief and/or disruption has been for nothing. A feeling that the whole world can take many lessons from this time; and perhaps we can come out of this with new priorities, new visions and the chance to birth a whole new world based upon what is really important to all of us.

   I feel connected :)  Connected to all of you who bother to read my weekly ramblings(!!!), to those of you who practice yoga and sing mantras with me and to the many, amazing friends old and new that I am blessed to speak with via emails and messages. This time continues to show me that love is such an incredible force and that n…

The Art of Balance - Discovering The Path Through Extremes

Life has a way of stirring us up, doesn't it? One minute we are happily going about life as normal, and the next we are all contained to our homes, questioning things as deep as the nature of mortality and as shallow as "Will there be enough toilet paper?!"

    In times such as these, most of us are experiencing extremes. Extreme frustration, extreme solitude, extreme happiness, extreme differs in opinions, extreme waves of emotion. The full gamut of life is right here for us to feel and live through every day and this can be both a blessingand a curse.

  It seems more beneficial than ever to cultivate a sense of balance. So what exactly is balance and how can we encourage more of it in our lives?

   Within the tradition of Buddhism is the concept of the middle way this can be described as the path between two extremes. So when seen from this view balance is the art of cultivating not too much and not too little of all the things we relate to. 

 With attention, we can see…

What do you surrender to... & what do you resist?

Here's this weeks video: Yoga For Surrender





Hello Beautiful Soul,

How are you? 
     Here we are again- meeting in this virtual world, co-creating this moment together - right now while the external world does its thing. 

    These past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about presence/ mindfulness/ the simple, powerful tool of embracing the present moment. 

   To the best of my (rather limited) ability I've been surrounding to this moment- no matter how different things may turn out then what I planned and no matter how hard things may seem out there in the world... or in here in my own mind. 

   I keep observing that resisting the way things are does not change them, but only brings stress to me.

 So why resist?! 

What happens if I just surrender and allow it all to be?-  All the beauty. All the pain. Just allowing everything to be as it is in this moment and then from this place I can choose (very carefully) what I wish to do and what I wish to focus on.  This has been soooooooo …